Oh to be a kid again & MEME

>> Saturday, 25 August 2007

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Gooseberry syrup

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Fresh gooseberries

Today's column is all about small days - that's what we call it - those happy childhood days . The games we played, the things we ate and all the mischief we got up to! (lol)

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Green mangoes with hot chilies and salt

I invite you to take a trip back in time with me, I am sure that some of you will identify with some of the things and have your own stories and memories to share. I'd like to hear them. So, click here to read the column and do come back and share some of your own childhood memories of playing in the sun or rain, especially during summer. We call it the August holidays :) told you we are a practical people when it comes to naming things.

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Tamarind balls

I think that you might enjoy seeing some of the fruits we have in season at this time of the year as well. You'll probably have different names for them and I'd like to know if you do. Also, some of these fruits I have only ever seen in Guyana, don't know if they exist in other islands so if you're from other parts of the Caribbean, I'd like to hear from you . Click here to see the fruits and here for the column.

We'd eat these to get the seed (marble) to play a game we called, you guessed it, marbles :) or as I'd hear others say, gam.

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Sugar cake

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We'd take the tops off of the ginips and called them bulbs on a bunch.

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These, I did not make, I bought them while I was in Guyana recently.

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After running around all day, there is nothing quite like a snocone to cool you down. We'd hear the bell or the horn of a snocone vendor and rush outside to get one of these ice-syrup treats.

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Click here if you want the recipe for the gooseberry syrup, sugar cake or tamarind balls.

  • MEMEs are everywhere in the blogsphere and I have received my fair share of tags, I cannot remember everyone that's tagged me but I want to thank all of you and apologise for only now getting around to doing it. Then last week, Elle of Feed My Enthusiasms also tagged me for another MEME but this MEME has rules! However, the principles are the same – to share information about yourself so I’ve decided to combine Elle’s as well as the 7-random facts MEME. Here goes.

    The MEME tagged from Elle works this way:

    You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
  • Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
  • When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
  • At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.

Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name is Anita.

A – Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Though I do not live in North America or in a country where there are 4 seasons, I have found myself visiting the USA on more than one occasion and experiencing all 4 seasons and the best for me is Autumn. The sheer beauty and riot of colours bring tears of joy to my eyes and I’m mesmerized at the splendour of it all. There is something in the lighting at that time of the year against the background of the kaleidoscope of colours that speaks to my soul, it’s as if I am in a whole new world.

NNana Mouskouri is one of my all-time favourite singers. I grew up listening to her music. My mother owned several of her albums and I now own a few of her CDs but not enough! My favourite album is the one titled, Over and Over. Christmas for me would not be the same without Nana’s Christmas songs playing in the background.

I – Insincerity is a quality in people that I abhor.

T – Three. That’s the number of children my parents have raised and I am the eldest. I have a sister, Patricia and my brother is Eon. He’s also the youngest.

A – Advertising is an exciting field in which I’ve worked in the past. It is also one of those jobs where you constantly have to massage peoples egos, smile politely because they are the client and sell people on notions that are not the whole truth. I guess you see why I had to leave this field of work given my feelings about insincerity (lol).

I now tag

Kelly-Jane of Cooking the Books
Mansi of Fun and Food
Toni of Daily Bread Journal
Sirisha of Amrbosia… Indian Indulgences
Ann of Montego Bay, Day by Day

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